The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Asclepias speciosa. Perennial. Invite monarch butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with the stunning blooms of this robust, shrub-like heirloom perennial. Also called Greek milkweed, this species is drought tolerant when established and grows best in well-drained soils. Plants have green to silvery-green foliage and stems that are often soft and fuzzy. In summer, pink to white flowers are followed by decorative, woolly seed pods that are beautiful in dried arrangements. Native throughout much of the western United States. By growing milkweed that is native to your region, you ensure that blooming will occur when most needed—at the time of migration in your area—providing fuel for these beautiful butterflies.
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly||Native to CA|
|Full Sun||Soil temp 50-75°F||Well-drained soils||Drought tolerant; water sparingly after plant is established|
|Plant Spacing||Plant Size||Days to Maturity|
|12"–16"||2'–4' tall on average but up to 6'; 18" wide|
Common Diseases and Pests
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